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of your top stories are coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're glad you're with us this morning as we take a look down at wisconsin avenue at 5:00 on this tuesday morning. good morning and thank you for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm he sarah simmons in for gurvir this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it will still be a little warm out there for the first day of school. not bad though t will be good for the kids not to have to go back to school in the rain there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. sate
to take this and use it as an act of sabotage is truly disappointing and it's disheartening. >> reporter: henderson says those fenty signs she put up were at the owner ashburn's request, but he's thrown them in a pile behind the diner. council member thomas says a large paper taken from the diner cost his campaign about -- banner taken from the diner cost his campaign about $200. he's accusing thomas and the diner owner of knowingly filing false police reports. >>> the news edge staying on the district where mayor fenty is fighting for his political life and that had him and his opponent vincent gray working for your votes all day. fox 5's wisdom martin is live in the newsroom with the big issues they tackled today. >> no time off for these two candidates for d.c. mayor. this afternoon council chair vince gray met with a group of teachers to talk about their concerns and meanwhile current mayor adrian fenty rallied outside the rec center with his supporters. vincent gray discussed his plan for education reform that includes being more inclusive while mayor fenty is touting his record. >>
. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons for for gurvir dhindsa. >> we do start with a traffic alert. they call it terrible traffic tuesday according to aaa mid- atlantic. can you thank a combination of back to school and back from vacation traffic. aaa says the d.c. metro area has the second worst grid lock in the nation and it doesn't help that half of the the three million commuters drive to work alone. can you expect busier than normal roads today as students in northern virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things lo
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
pastor jones are pouring in from a wide range of groups, including the black panther and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. general petraeus said if one american burns the q'uran, this could place many u.s. soldiers and civilians in jeopardy. he said, quote, images of the burning of a q'uran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. hundreds of afghans took to the streets of kabul, chanting death to america and long live islam because of the planned curan burning. the religious leaders appealed to understand that extremists in the u.s. don't represent the mainstream. >> don't use these incidents as hateful as they are and hurtful as they are, to justify any kind of hatred against america. >> reporter: the faith leaders have a long list of questions, including a statement about the government's commitment to freedom and helping local jurisdictions use the laws to prosecute them when necessary. >> and president obama will spend part of the 9/11 anniversary at the pentagon and this is a second year i
temperatures back into the upper 80s. a few of us will touch 90. currently 71 at reagan national. a lot of 60s off to the north and west. 65 in hagerstown. 64 in frederick. 73 the winning number in ocean city if you're lucky enough to have another day down at the beach. should be great down there. and 70 in fredericksberg. and a lot of quiet out there. high pressure continuing across the washington area. so more bright sunshine today. a little more humidity than what has been around the last couple of days but not anything compared to july and august levels so it will still be plenty comfortable out there but hot with highs in the upper 80s to about 90. cold front toward chicago, that will cool us down later this week. i'll have more details on that in a couple of minutes. but a lot of sunshine and 89 your afternoon high. more details in the forecast in a minute. we'll look at tropical storm hermine as well. >> tucker, thank you. >>> to a developing story in montgomery county. the ramps from i-270 to and from old georgetown road and rock ledge drive are closed with police activity because of a
. laura? >> and tell us the condition of the girlfriend, the ex- girlfriend? >> we understand she's in a safe place and she was not hit by the gun fire. she was, of course, very frightened and had to run from that garage and into the complex where she knocked on several doors looking for help and it was not until a good samaritan opened a door and got her inside that she was able to keep away in-from-this man and we believe -- away from this man. he hired this once and got into his vehicle and left the scene. >> very lucky, thank you very much. >>> and we are following breaking news out of columbia, maryland. a woman is dead, a man hospitalized after an apartment fire on majors lane. howard county officials say they don't believe that the blaze is what killed the victim. firefighters were called to the scene after someone smelled smoke in a third-floor apartment. they found the man and woman inside. the police say they're treating this apartment as a crime scene. no word how the woman died yet or how the fire started. >>> and employees return to work at the discovery channel build
barnes. he is cooping an eye on the weather for us. it will be a little warmer for us than yesterday? >> yes, a couple of degrees. today, we'll be near 90. we will have a cooldown as we get to the middle and the end of the week. let's get to the maps and talk temperatures. we were a little bit warmer than we were 24 hours ago. 70 in washington. 66? winchester. patuxent naval air station, 72. in ocean city, we are 70. still, temperatures generally comfortable across the area t will be on the warm side but it should be bright and sunny for another afternoon. there is your satellite-radar. the quiet conditions, we've got rain showers up across sections of new england and cloud cover well off the coast but we're in between the two and for us that spells more high pressure and more nice weather. so bright sunshine today. it will be warmer than it should be with highs as mentioned close to 90. mostly sunny skies and warmer than what would be typical for this year, 89. cooler weather on the way. i'll let you know if we have any rain on the way too. >> okay. thank you. >>> time for a look no
used to have the best infrastructure in the world. we can have it again. >> reporter: the plan will call for rebuilding 150,000 miles of road, construct or maintain 4,000 miles of rails across the country and rehabilitate or reconstruct 150 miles of runway. >> we want to set up an infrastructure bank to leverage federal dollars and focus on the smartest investment. we're going to continue our strategy to build a national high speed rail network that reach do uses congestion and travel times and reduces harmful emissions. >> reporter: the proposal would require approval from congress, which is highly uncertain with many lawmakers and voters worried about adding to federal deficits that are already sky high. the president made infrastructure investments a big part of the $800 billion stimulus bill congress passed last year, but administration officials admit the program not sometime next year. senator john mccain talked about his former adversary's handling of the economy on fox news sunday. >> the economic policies have failed and you can argue about jobs created, jobs saved, bu
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